How will you separate yourself from the pack of other photographers? It’s by looking for any extra edge. After Gene Ho's recent talk at ImagingUSA, someone commented, “It’s hard enough to try to stand out in a crowd of new photographers. So having a fisheye in your arsenal can get you that extra edge."
The advantage of having a Fisheye lens is that you can photograph things at an angle otherwise impossible to be seen by the human eye. The reason a Fisheye is so different from any other lens is that it’s the only lens with which you are not compelled to look through the viewfinder to compose and focus. You can shoot from above, below, from the side, from behind. Spend an afternoon with Gene Ho as he demonstrates his unique use of camera lenses.